HAINES, Austin Parker
Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 2/13/2015 at 13:26:46
State Historical Society of Iowa
The Annals of Iowa
Vol. 16 Number 6 (Fall of 1928)
AUSTIN PARKER HAINES, was born in Grinnell, Iowa, November 16, 1882, and died in Des Moines April 13, 1928. Burial was at Grinnell. He was the son of Robert Miller and Joanna Hannah (Harris) Haines. He attended the public school of Grinnell, was graduated from Grinnell College in 1903, and the following year did postgraduate work in Harvard University. Soon thereafter he entered the office of the Grinnell Herald as a member of the firm of Ray, Cowden & Haines, later Ray & Haines, and Ray, Haines and Frisbie. About 1910 he left the Herald to do work for a Florida land company. In 1915 he began an editorial connection with the Iowa Homestead which lasted until 1921 when he became editor of the Des Moines Daily News. In 1924 he went to the Minneapolis Star as its editor. Three years later he was devoting himself principally to magazine writing. For the last year of his life he was publicity manager for the Iowa Farmers Union. He had a winning personality, a keen intellect, and a vivid and brilliant style of writing.
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